Latest Floods News

Many questions on $52B storm protection plan in NY, NJ

Dec. 08, 2022 13:48 PM EST

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — People are asking questions about a storm protection proposal for New York and New Jersey that would be among the most massive and costly flood control projects ever done in America, aiming to prevent the type of catastrophic flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. ...

Kentucky Gov. Beshear criticizes Trump, gently knocks Biden

Dec. 08, 2022 12:59 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, of Kentucky, criticized former President Donald Trump for dining with a white nationalist and gently distanced himself from current President Joe Biden as he tries to make own way in his 2023 bid for reelection in his Republican-dominated state....

Portugal: Woman dead after overnight rains flood Lisbon

Dec. 08, 2022 04:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Heavy overnight rains flooded Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, and killed a 55-year-old woman who got trapped by the water in the basement where she lived, the national Civil Protection Agency said Thursday. The intense rainfall and winds washed away cars and flooded...

Kentucky to use $2.5M in grants for flood study

Dec. 08, 2022 04:04 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say they will use $2.5 million in grants to study flood mitigation strategies in some of the areas that saw historic flooding in 2021. Gov. Andy Beshear’s office says the money to fund a study about the Kentucky River in Beattyville and...

Search for Johannesburg worshippers swept by flood; 14 dead

Dec. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from the tragic flash flood that swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg has risen from nine to 14, officials have confirmed. Rescue teams on Monday resumed search operations for at least three people...

Flash flood kills nine at church gathering in South Africa

Dec. 04, 2022 10:51 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation,...

West Virginia flood victims frustrated over FEMA denial

Dec. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents affected by an August flood that hit a West Virginia county are frustrated that federal emergency aid is not coming. Rhonda Hudson's Kanawha County home took on more than a foot of water when a nearby creek flooded on Aug. 15. ...

Storms cause major tornadoes, flooding around the South

Nov. 30, 2022 04:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of strong twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak erupted in the Deep South. ...

West Virginia bridge being rebuilt along tourism train route

Nov. 29, 2022 04:08 AM EST

CASS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia railroad bridge destroyed by floodwaters 37 years ago is being replaced to enable a tourism train to resume trips through the area, officials said. Braving harsh conditions and long commutes, Department of Transportation workers are rebuilding the...

China lockdown protests pause as police flood city streets

Nov. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly...